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Newcombe, Stewart Francis (1878–1956), army officer and surveyor

Kerry Webber

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography


Published online September 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/105134

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Newcombe, Stewart Francis (1878–1956), army officer and surveyor, was born in Mount Street, Brecon, on 9 July 1878, the third of four sons of Edward Newcombe (1842–1886), civil engineer, and his wife, Maria Louisa, née Prangley (1844–1901). He grew up in a family with strong ties to the early development of railways: his father had helped build the first railways in ...

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Subjects: World History ; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts ; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building ; Military History ; Land Forces and Warfare

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